Barnsley Building Society Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

COMPLETIONmonitor is web-based pre- and post-completion checklist for residential conveyancing lawyers. Supported by the Council of Mortgage Lenders and PI insurers. It is a unique risk management tool.

This system optimises the way you can prove to lender panels that you are, and can remain fully compliant with their requirements, with notifications given on Barnsley Building Society’s changes. Even though using the software is not a condition for acceptance on the Barnsley Building Society panel, demonstrating you can stay up to date with Barnsley Building Society’s Handbook requirements is an excellent support to your panel application and, more importantly, protect your firm’s panel standing.

COMPLETIONmonitor creates real-time alerts, automatically produces regulatory and CQS reports, and will increase your firm's efficiency. In addition it is user friendly, cost-effective and, for many firms, leads to reduced PII premiums.

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Lenders frequently vary their requirements. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements from Barnsley Building Society are not guidelines, they are instructions from a client. As with many clients, instructions can change - and they do change, over time:

A Timeline of Policy Changes


Since 2008, Barnsley Building Society has made 306 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the CML Handbook.
That equates to a section change every 8.9 days. In total, 85% of the sections of P2 of the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Barnsley Building Society have been changed since 15/12/2008.

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Barnsley Building Society Conveyancing Panel : Questions and Answers from members of the public

How easy is it to change a solicitor as I need to find one who is on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel. How easy is it to change conveyancer?
If you haven't yet instructed a solicitor to do anything for you and have just received quotes, you're perfectly free to choose a different solicitor to carry out your work for you. The best way is to get recommendations from friends or family who have actually used the solicitor or conveyancer you're considering.
My fiance and I are refinancing our apartment with Barnsley Building Society. We have a son 19 who lives with us. The solicitor on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel requested us to identify anyone over the age of 17 other than ourselves who reside at the property. Our lawyer has now e-mailed a document for our son to sign, waiving any legal rights in the event that the apartment is repossessed. I have two concerns (1) Is this form unique to the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel as he never had to sign this form when we remortgaged 5 years ago (2) In signing this form is our son in any way compromising his right to inherit the property?
First, rest assured that your Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel solicitor is doing the right thing as it is established procedure for any occupier who is aged 17 or over to sign the necessary Consent Form, which is purely to state that any rights he has in the property are postponed and secondary to Barnsley Building Society .This is solely used to protect the Barnsley Building Society if the property were re-possessed so that in such circumstances, your son would be legally obliged to leave.

It does not impact your son’s right to inherit the apartment. Please note that if your son were to inherit and the mortgage in favour of Barnsley Building Society had not been discharged, he would be liable to take over the loan or pay it off, but other than that, there is nothing stopping him from keeping the property in accordance with your will or the rules of intestacy.

Do all the licensed conveyancers and solicitor practices listed on your search have online case tracking as I understood that this was a condition of being on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel?
The Council of Mortgage Lenders or BSA do not require online case tracking. Some law firms operate such technology and some don't.
My lawyers in Leeds have advised me that they can not locate my conveyancing file. At the time of my purchase I took out a mortgage with Barnsley Building Society. Is it case that being on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel they need to have retained the file for a prescribed period?
It very much depends from lender to lender but many of the Terms and Conditions of Conveyancing Panel Appointment require the file to be held for a period of 6 years. That being said we have not seen a copy of the Barnsley Building Society Conveyancing Panel Terms. It might be worth you contacting Barnsley Building Society directly.
When it comes to lenders such as Barnsley Building Society do solicitors have to be pay a fee to be on the conveyancing panel?
We are not aware of any lender fees to be on their panel although some do charge an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.
Is it the case that all conveyancing solicitors on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel work on a no move no charge basis?
On the whole there are no requirements by lenders for their firms to operate on a no-sale-no-fee basis. There a small number of lenders who operate a very restricted conveyancing panel managed by a third party company (often termed in the industry as a ‘gatekeeper’). That third party may impose certain conditions such as non-sale-no fee on the panel firms. If you require this as a condition of your conveyancing then you should check with the conveyancing firm that this is part of their package
We expect to receive a DIP from Barnsley Building Society this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc).Do the Barnsley Building Society recommend a solicitor on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer
You will need to appoint solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and the Barnsley Building Society through the process.